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Midnight at Black Mountain

Written/Posted by Clawdan


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Size: 3,133kb, uploaded 4/26/2010 4:07:24 PM
Genre: Old Time / Playing Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time

By request. Thanks Mikey for asking for this one. This tune appeared in a Mel Bay compilation called Banjos 2000 and I don't think I have ever put it out on one of my albums. Perhaps it is time for a new one with it. I wrote it around 1996 or 7 (I think) when I was playing one year at the Black Mountain festival in North Carolina - yes around Midnight. SO quite and eerie in a good way. The fretless Bowlin with Nylgut strings has exactly the sound I wanted for it. I tune the banjo to low double G so the fingering is like double C/D. I've always heard it in my mind with Jembe and Digeredoo. I have (somewhere) a cassette tape of each with banjo but not both. Tall Ted would be on dig version, not recalling the jembe player. Ah well, like I said, need to do a full album with it, with said accompaniment. What a great night it was...Till then... Enjoy

2 comments on “Midnight at Black Mountain”

mikey5string Says:
Monday, April 26, 2010 @5:17:39 PM

this tune gives me the creeps. in a good way. thanks!

Monday, April 26, 2010 @5:25:53 PM

That would sound great if possible do it , I can hear that now....Steve

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